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Legal to GPS track you ...in Wisconsin...

by shmody / May 12, 2009 5:45 AM PDT

Legal to GPS track you ...in Wisconsin...
http://dvice.com/archives/2009/05/secret-gps-trac.php

excerpt:
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A Wisconsin court ruled late last week that police can now secretly attach a GPS tracking device (like the one pictured above) to your car without a warrant. [...]

The court reasoned that it's okay for cops to spy on citizens like this because "GPS tracking does not involve a search or seizure." The ACLU scoffed at this fantasy, saying it's "a gross violation of one's privacy, and makes the Fourth Amendment a sad clown."
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So any bets how long until someone puts a GPS tracker on the car(s) of the judge(s) that made this ruling?
And...does this allow for police/detectives to be lazier, better at seeing a potential criminal's patterns, or both?

Best,
Shalin

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Well that's really scary.
by dextire / May 12, 2009 6:54 AM PDT

Doesn't this mean that anyone can track you for any reason? What's the legal difference between a cop without a warrant, and someone who just wants to track you? Anyway I look at this, it's bad.

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Uhh
by Nicholas Buenk / May 12, 2009 8:15 AM PDT

How does a GPS tracking device not count as search? What the hell is it other than a machine searching for your location.
This is just judges thinking of technology as a black magic box.

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